“The thick, rushing mud battered my car as if it were a toy, tossing it wherever it wanted,” said John Schroyer, a videographer for The Colorado Springs Gazette. “I couldn’t believe what was happening.” He was driving to work in Manitou Springs when he found himself trapped in a moving mudslide.
Every soil erosion contractor will, at some point, deal with a state’s Department of Transportation (DOT)—whether he works on a project directly for that agency or on one regulated by it. Many contractors work with several.
In an ideal world, when faced with a difficult soil erosion problem, a contractor would like to be able to use whatever tools, practices or materials the job calls for: hard armor, soft armor or something in-between. However, in case you haven’t noticed, we don’t live in an ideal world.
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